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Cheyenne HollyFrontier refinery to lay off 200, switch focus

Jun. 2, 2020 1:07 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — One of Wyoming's major oil refineries will lay off over two-thirds of its workforce and undergo a major reworking in response to tough economic conditions. The announcement Monday by HollyFrontier Corp. was more bad economic news for Cheyenne after last week's announcement that the...

In this Thursday, May 28,2020 photo Virginia Binkerhoff stands outside the Just Dandy women's clothing store she owns in downtown Cheyenne, Wyo. The cancellation of this summer's Cheyenne Frontier Days rodeo and cowboy festival due to the coronavirus portends more hard times ahead for businesses struggling in Wyoming's capital city. (AP Photo/Mead Gruver)

No rodeo festival dashes Wyoming city's hopes amid COVID-19

May. 29, 2020 5:56 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The Just Dandy women's clothing store in downtown Cheyenne has endured fire, flooding, recessions and so far the coronavirus pandemic, but will this year's cancellation of the city's famous cowboy-and-rodeo festival, Cheyenne Frontier Days, be the daddy-of-'em-all disaster? “I...

A medical worker collects a swab sample from a journalist for a COVID-19 test before the National People's Congress closing session and the Chinese Premier press conference in Beijing, on Thursday, May 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

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May. 27, 2020 10:26 PM EDT

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FILE - In this July, 1997 file photo, Dwayne Hargo, left, Rick Chatman, right, and Quail Dobbs, in the barrel, try to divert the bull's attention away from a fallen cowboy at the Frontier Days rodeo in Cheyenne, Wyo. Cheyenne Frontier Days has been canceled for the first time in its 124-year history due to the coronavirus. Cheyenne Mayor Marian Orr said Wednesday, May 27, 2020 that organizers decided the risk of spreading the virus was too great for the more than 140,000 people who visit Cheyenne for Frontier Days in late July. (AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File)

Cheyenne Frontier Days canceled for 1st time in 124 years

May. 27, 2020 8:53 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Cheyenne Frontier Days was canceled Wednesday because of the coronavirus pandemic, marking the first time the event billed as the world’s largest outdoor rodeo has been called off in its 124-year history. City and state officials announced the decision. Event organizers decided...

Mayor: Cheyenne Frontier Days, billed as the world's largest outdoor rodeo, is canceled for the first time in 124 years

May. 27, 2020 3:45 PM EDT
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Mayor: Cheyenne Frontier Days, billed as the world's largest outdoor rodeo, is canceled for the first time in 124 years.

Police investigate fatal shooting of man at Cheyenne motel

May. 25, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Police have identified a person of interest in connection with the death of a man who was shot at a Cheyenne motel, police said Sunday. Thirty-six-year-old Aaron Briggs of Cheyenne was found wounded on Friday night about a block from the Lariat Motel, police said. He was taken to...

In this Sunday, May 17, 2020 photo, Laramie County School District No. 2 superintendent Jon Abrams shows off his Converse Chuck Taylor shoes while giving a speech during the 2020 Pine Bluffs Jr./Sr. High School graduation in Pine Bluffs, Wyo. Twenty-eight seniors sat in the bleachers, while families gathered on the football field to watch the ceremony. (Michael Cummo/The Wyoming Tribune Eagle via AP)

Wyoming superintendent gives graduates shoes -- and message

May. 24, 2020 8:10 AM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Jon Abrams wore a pair of Converse Chuck Taylors for the first time in 50 years last week. At least that’s what he told the combined 74 graduates of Laramie County School District No. 2, where he serves as superintendent over Pine Bluffs and Burns junior/senior high schools....

Deputies: Wyoming teacher said she feared possible beating

May. 19, 2020 2:06 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming teacher charged with first-degree murder for the shooting death of her fiancee allegedly told deputies she feared he would beat her. Christopher Garcia, 39, died at a hospital Saturday after deputies found him wounded in the couple's home in Cheyenne. Danelle Moyte, 33,...

Two COVID-19 deaths in Colorado added to Wyoming's count

May. 18, 2020 6:36 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Two Wyoming residents who died of the coronavirus in Colorado have been added to Wyoming's count of fatalities from the illness. The change brought Wyoming's total number of deaths from COVID-19 to 10, the Wyoming Department of Health announced Monday. An older woman from Carbon...

In these photos released Monday, May 18, 2020, by the Laramie County Sheriff's Office, is Cheyenne, Wyoming teacher Danelle Moyte. Moyte was charged with first-degree murder for the death of her boyfriend, 39-year-old Christopher Garcia. Garcia died after being shot in Cheyenne on Saturday, May 16. Moyte faces a charge of second-degree homicide and remains jailed. (Laramie County Sheriff's Office via AP)

Elementary teacher charged in deadly Wyoming shooting

May. 18, 2020 4:39 PM EDT

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A man is dead and an elementary school teacher jailed on a charge of first-degree murder after a shooting in Wyoming's capital city. Deputies arrested 33-year-old Danell Moyte on Saturday for the death of her boyfriend, 39-year-old Christopher Garcia, according to the Laramie County...